Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
A DSLR/SLT/mirroless camera should easily be able to take a good image of an aquarium.
Recent images that I have posted were taken using Program mode ... my camera used ISO 500, 1/60s @ f/2.8 ... 16mm (APS-C). Now I will say my camera has stabilization on sensor ... many current lenses have optical stabilization, so hand holding should not be a problem.
Other than camera shake, post processing would improve the overall image ... like adjusting white balance and highlights. Most cameras tend to come with some imaging application.
Using a point and shoot or phone may pose some problems with low shutter speed ... you could probably keep it steady on something, but moving objects would get blurred. More advanced point and shoots come with some semi or full manual control over shutter speed ... but may be defeated with low ISO (and lens aperture) to get enough light ... though most of the people on this forum have higher PAR lighting than what I have.
Sony ILCE-A77mk2, SLT-A57, NEX-6/Minolta Maxxum 9000, Autocord/Olympus XA/Canon P
“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson
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